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NYSE:SCLStepan Stock Price, Forecast & News

$90.06
+2.48 (+2.83 %)
(As of 04/3/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$85.07
Now: $90.06
$90.06
50-Day Range
$71.35
MA: $89.38
$103.71
52-Week Range
$69.33
Now: $90.06
$105.87
Volume118,279 shs
Average Volume144,619 shs
Market Capitalization$2.03 billion
P/E Ratio20.33
Dividend Yield1.26%
Beta1.07
Stepan Company, together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells specialty and intermediate chemicals to other manufacturers for use in various end products in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. The company operates through three segments: Surfactants, Polymers, and Specialty Products. The Surfactants segment offers surfactants that are used as principal ingredients in consumer and industrial cleaning products, including detergents for washing clothes, dishes, carpets, and floors and walls, as well as shampoos and body washes; and other applications, such as fabric softeners, germicidal quaternary compounds, and lubricating ingredients. Its surfactants are also used in various applications, such as emulsifiers for spreading agricultural products; and industrial applications comprising latex systems, plastics, and composites. The Polymers segment provides polyurethane polyols that are used in the manufacture of rigid foam for thermal insulation in the construction industry, as well as a base raw material for coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers (CASE); polyester resins, including liquid and powdered resins, which are used in CASE applications; and phthalic anhydride that is used in unsaturated polyester resins, alkyd resins, and plasticizers for applications in construction materials and components of automotive, boating, and other consumer products. The Specialty Products segment offers flavors, emulsifiers, and solubilizers for use in the food, flavoring, nutritional supplement, and pharmaceutical applications. The company was founded in 1932 and is headquartered in Northfield, Illinois.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 1.2Community Rank: 2.1Dividend Strength: 5.0Insider Behavior: 4.0Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.70 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Soap, detergents, & cleaning preparations; perfumes, & cosmetics
Sub-IndustrySpecialty Chemicals
SectorBasic Materials
CUSIP85858610
Phone847-446-7500

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Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.86 billion
Cash Flow$9.05 per share
Book Value$39.66 per share

Profitability

Net Income$103.13 million

Miscellaneous

Employees2,284
Market Cap$2.03 billion
Next Earnings Date4/21/2020 (Confirmed)
OptionableOptionable

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Stepan (NYSE:SCL) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Stepan's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Stepan's stock was trading at $76.60 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, SCL stock has increased by 17.6% and is now trading at $90.06. View which stocks have been mosted impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Stepan?

6 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Stepan in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 2 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View analyst ratings for Stepan.

When is Stepan's next earnings date?

Stepan is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, April 21st 2020. View our earnings forecast for Stepan.

How were Stepan's earnings last quarter?

Stepan (NYSE:SCL) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February, 20th. The basic materials company reported $1.10 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.88 by $0.22. The basic materials company had revenue of $444.99 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $441.45 million. Stepan had a return on equity of 13.89% and a net margin of 5.55%. The firm's revenue was down 4.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.02 earnings per share. View Stepan's earnings history.

How often does Stepan pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Stepan?

Stepan declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, February 20th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 5th will be given a dividend of $0.275 per share on Friday, March 13th. This represents a $1.10 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.22%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 4th. View Stepan's dividend history.

What price target have analysts set for SCL?

6 analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Stepan's shares. Their forecasts range from $20.00 to $107.00. On average, they anticipate Stepan's share price to reach $53.80 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 40.3%. View analysts' price targets for Stepan.

Has Stepan been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about SCL stock has trended very negative this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Stepan earned a news sentiment score of -3.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned press coverage about the basic materials company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next several days. View the latest news aboutStepan.

Are investors shorting Stepan?

Stepan saw a decline in short interest in February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totaling 426,800 shares, a decline of 16.7% from the February 13th total of 512,400 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 112,800 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.8 days. Currently, 2.1% of the shares of the company are sold short. View Stepan's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Stepan's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Stepan own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Stepan investors own include Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), PepsiCo (PEP), Visa (V), Ross Stores (ROST), AbbVie (ABBV), Franklin Resources (BEN), Commerce Bancshares (CBSH), Cintas (CTAS), Methanex (MEOH) and Starbucks (SBUX).

Who are Stepan's key executives?

Stepan's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. F. Quinn Stepan Jr., Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 58)
  • Mr. Arthur W. Mergner, VP of Supply Chain (Age 55)
  • Mr. Scott R. Behrens, VP & GM of Surfactants (Age 49)
  • Ms. Jennifer Ansbro Hale, Consultant (Age 57)
  • Mr. Luis E. Rojo, VP & CFO (Age 46)

What is Stepan's stock symbol?

Stepan trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "SCL."

How do I buy shares of Stepan?

Shares of SCL can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is Stepan's stock price today?

One share of SCL stock can currently be purchased for approximately $90.06.

How big of a company is Stepan?

Stepan has a market capitalization of $2.03 billion and generates $1.86 billion in revenue each year. The basic materials company earns $103.13 million in net income (profit) each year or $5.12 on an earnings per share basis. Stepan employs 2,284 workers across the globe. View additional information about Stepan.

What is Stepan's official website?

The official website for Stepan is http://www.stepan.com/.

How can I contact Stepan?

Stepan's mailing address is 22 West Frontage Road, Northfield IL, 60093. The basic materials company can be reached via phone at 847-446-7500 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 4/4/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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